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Are Devices Built to Last or to Die?

In August 2022, The Washington Post released an analysis of 14 popular consumer devices, finding that most could stop working in 3-4 years because of irreplaceable batteries and half of them are designed to be thrown away. Having to upgrade your devices regularly can be a costly investment and poses

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Post-Pandemic Business Structure for IT Asset Managers

Is your company downsizing office space? Closing some of your offices? Moving employees and/or IT equipment from one location to another? Or closing or downsizing data centres? If you say yes to any of the above, have you been given plenty of time to manage the IT assets and process

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The Importance of Reuse and Repair

Before you recycle your old devices responsibly, you should consider reuse and repair! Your old IT assets may still have a remaining useful life. These processes can provide monetary value for your organization as well as positive sustainable practices for our planet. Read below for the importance of reuse and

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Ensure Data Security with ITAD Done Right

According to Risk Based Security and Flashpoint, “there were 2,932 publicly reported data breaches in the United States throughout 2021. The research also found “that although data breaches worldwide decreased by 5%, numbers in the U.S. lifted by 10% compared to 2020 levels,” (Security Magazine, 2021). Data security should be

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ITAD & Sustainability

According to the World Economic Forum, 50 million tons of e-waste are produced each year and is now known to be the fastest-growing waste stream issue in the world. By 2050, the amount of produced e-waste is expected to double, due to an increase in demand for devices. The volume

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Fair Repair Act Passes in New York

Lifespan is thrilled to hear that just over a month ago the Fair Repair Act was passed in New York. This is the first state in the United States to pass an electronics Right to Repair bill. “Everyone in NY is going to benefit from this landmark legislation. We’ll all

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IAITAM Ace Conference 2022

Lifespan is thrilled to attend the first in-person IAITAM Ace Conference in two years in Las Vegas, NV, May 17-19! We will be speaking about emerging post-pandemic business structure shifts regarding IT Asset Management including, Closure and Downsizing of Office Space Remote and Hybrid Work Challenges for IT Asset Managers

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Tech Giant Apple Supports IT Recycling Initiatives

Lifespan is thrilled to hear tech giant Apple upgraded its robot technology back in 2021 to recover rare earth magnets that are destroyed in the shredding process. This upgrade allows their “Daisy” robot to disassemble 23 different iPhone models. Along with this upgrade, Apple has also made efforts to improve

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Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company or organization be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. (Investopedia, 2022). By practicing corporate social responsibility, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having

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The Threat of E-Waste

What is E-Waste? Electronic waste or commonly referred to as e-waste are electronics that are nearing the end of their “useful life”. This ranges from laptops and computers to batteries and chargers. Furthermore, e-waste can also be defined as any discarded electronic with a battery, plug or power source, and

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Why is ITAD Important?

IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) is an important component for any business plan. Organizations that rely on technology for daily task processes should seek a certified ITAD vendor to deal with their disposition needs. Lifespan specializes in the secure process of proper refurbishing, redeploying, data destruction and recycling of old technology.

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The Advantages of Certified Data Destruction

Choosing a certified and experienced IT Asset Disposition vendor to safely wipe the data of your obsolete assets is crucial for avoiding sensitive data leakage. As devices reach their end-of-life point, it is important to understand the risk avoidances involved when dealing with a certified ITAD vendor. This is to

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